PREQUEL TO LANTERN IN THE WINDOW: series – Western Prairie Mail Order Brides
December 13, 2015
1885–WIFE WANTED, OLDER WOMAN, MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF HOUSEWIFERY AND FARMING. OBJECT, MATRIMONY. Annie answered Noah’s newspaper ad for a mail order wife because her deaf sister, Bets, was going to die if she went on working in Lazenby’s Cotton Mill. Annie’s landlady, Elinora Potts, assured Annie that the not-so-little lies she told in her letters were necessary. Does the end ever justify the means? Elinora is certain it does. BUT ANNIE IS TERRIFIED. What will happen to her and Bets when Noah finds out the truth?